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File photo of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Kolkata | PTI

Supreme Court wants CBI to provide evidence before interrogating Rajeev Kumar in chit fund case

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar was earlier heading the West Bengal Police SIT probing the Saradha chit fund scam case.
File photo of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in Kolkata | PTI

Not an interrogation, says Rajeev Kumar’s lawyer as Kolkata top cop meets CBI

Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar is meeting a CBI team at the agency's office in Shillong.
File photo of Rajeev Kumar outside his residence | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

CBI begins interrogating Kolkata Police chief in chit fund scams

Rajeev Kumar is being interrogated by the CBI days after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held a three-day dharna in protest to the CBI action.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee | Ashok Nath Dey

How Mamata Banerjee leveraged the CBI-police ruckus into a ‘political victory’

Mamata Banerjee is known for turning adversity into an advantage, and the CBI-Kolkata police scuffle gave her the perfect opportunity for it.

IAS reforms a must, but not in the manner it’s being pushed

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Constitutionality of CBI is questionable: Ex-HC judge who ruled CBI has no legal backing

Justice I.A. Ansari, former chief justice of Gauhati HC, says Supreme Court must answer the questions of constitutionality he had raised in his 2013 judgment.
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Is CBI overstepping in West Bengal or Mamata Banerjee politicising due process?

The CBI Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to the West Bengal government and the state police to cooperate in the Saradha chit fund case investigation. The West Bengal police Sunday had detained a team of CBI officials who had gone to commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s official residence to question him in the case.  Protesting against the CBI action, chief minister Mamata Banerjee launched an indefinite ‘Save the Constitution’ sit-in Sunday night.    ThePrint asks: Is CBI overstepping in West Bengal or Mamata Banerjee politicising due process? This was a surgical strike on the federal nature of the Indian Constitution  Saugata Roy Leader, TMC  It is evident that the CBI overstepped in this case. The agency officials weren’t right in showing up at the police commissioner’s home as they had neither informed the state government, nor sought the court’s permission. The agency has now moved the Supreme Court. Why didn’t it do this in advance? The plan was never to simply interrogate...
File photo of Rajeev Kumar outside his residence | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

The engineer-cop who tracked down mastermind behind one of India’s biggest Ponzi schemes

Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar is known to be an ‘honest’ police officer, but also has a reputation for following his master’s voice, no matter what.
CBI officers, who came to question Kolkata Police chief in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam, were detained by the police in Kolkata | PTI

CBI’s Saradha scam probe is not being monitored by Supreme Court

The Saradha ponzi scam is back in the limelight with Mamata Banerjee’s showdown with a CBI team seeking to question the Kolkata police commissioner.

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Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?